Frankenthaler was not heavily influenced by
any one culture or heritage, despite her strong
family background in Germanic and Jewish culture.
Her paintings are individual in style and meaning,
and she developed an unconscious attitude that
culture was not foreign or exotic, but just
one part of who she was.
Helen Frankenthaler is one of the foremost practitioners
of the Abstract Expressionist style of painting.
Highly influenced by Jackson Pollock, she changed
her entire method of painting after watching
him lay his unstretched canvases on the floor.
This revolutionary approach to painting appealed
to Frankenthaler, and she has taken this process
one step further.
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